Jeremy Lin game-time decision vs. Warriors

2/4/13 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin tweaked his ankle during Monday’s practice and could possibly miss some time as a result of the injury. It is the third time that Jeremy Lin has sprained his ankle in the concluding minutes of workout this season. Jeremy Lin has been listed a game-time decision for when the Houston Rockets host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.
Without Jeremy Lin, the offense will look very different, which could complicate things for the Houston Rockets. The timings of Jeremy Lin’s ankle injury is highly inconvenient for the Houston Rockets, who have a busy schedule that comprises of four games this week.
Any missed time due to the ankle injury could also setback the chemistry Jeremy Lin has built with Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. Furthermore, the Houston Rockets will certainly struggle to find a strong player to replace the Jeremy Lin-James Harden tandem, especially when they go up against Golden State Warriors guard Stephan.
If Jeremy Lin does get sidelined for a couple of games with the ankle injury, Houston Rockets guards Toney Douglas and Patrick Beverley could see extended minutes on the court.
However, Jemerey Lin’s ankle injury doesn’t seem to be too serious, which means he could be back on court sooner than later. The Houston Rockets are expected to further evaluate Jeremy Lin to finalize the status of his ankle injury.
Jeremy Lin was averaging 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds while leading the Houston Rockets with 6.1 assists and 2.04 steals per game in his first season with the team.
Houston Rockets forward Carlos Dellfino also did not practice on Monday after exiting Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats on half-time with a strained right elbow.  Although Carlos Dellfino had soreness in the elbow over the past several weeks, he kept playing through the injury, including in some of his bets games this season. So, far Carlos Delfino has not missed time due to the injury, but he had been listed day-to-day for Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors.
Again, any amount of missed time could increase the difficulties for the Houston Rockets, who consider Carlos Delfino among their top-three shooters and hold his veteran presence (on a considerably young NBA team) in high esteem.
 “Carlos doesn’t get rattled or excited. Carlos has just played a lot of basketball games,” Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said of the seven-year pro Carlos Delfino. “He played a lot of big, big games for his country, a lot of big games for different teams in the NBA. He has a lot of calmness about him.”
Carlos Delfino is averaging 10.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 25.1 minutes per game this season. The 30-year-old Carlos Delfino has missed only nine games this season.
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